Over the past week, several highly-ranked recruits have named leaders and included Florida on their list.
The biggest news came from top-20 recruit Jalen Tabor, a cornerback out of Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. On Monday, he told ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren that UF is currently his leader, followed by Maryland, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Florida State.
Adoree’ Jackson, another coveted corner from Junipero Serra in Gardena, Calif., named the Gators in his Top 10 along with Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, USC and UCLA. The five-star recruit is expected to ultimately decide between the California and Florida schools.
The Gators also made the cut for three Fort Lauderdale products. Plantation athlete Chris Lammons and University School linebacker Richard Yeargin III listed Florida in their Top 15, while cornerback Quincy Wilson, Yeargin’s teammate, had UF as one of his 13 favorites. Although each prospect has more than a dozen schools in consideration right now, the Gators will likely be a finalist for them in the end.
A pair of 2015 in-state recruits — Tarpon Springs East Lake wide receiver George Campbell and Jacksonville Firstcoast linebacker Sherrod Pittman — named Florida in their Top 10 on Sunday. Sources have told The Sun that UF holds an early edge for both prospects at this time.